Optometrist in Glenorchy | Serving Glenorchy City

Established in 2009, Martin’s Eyecare is a trusted name in the field of optical care, proudly serving Glenorchy City and its communities for more than a decade.

This is a commitment which was recognized in 2022 when Martin’s Eyecare was selected as the Telstra Best of Business Championing Health Award Winner.

In the words of the Telstra Award Judges:

‘Martin has continued to grow and adapt to the ever changing optical landscape, reinforcing his philosophy that in a world where many are driven solely by profit, it is essential to take the time to offer tailored care to every customer.’

Keep reading to find out more about what makes us unique in the optometry service we provide to Glenorchy.


Your Optometrist in Glenorchy Since 2009

But who am I? My name is Martin Robinson, the owner of Martin’s Eyecare, and to give you some context, I began my career with a deep-rooted belief in the wisdom of the old adage, “prevention is better than the cure.” My professional journey has taken me to diverse corners of Australia, where I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of preventative vision care.

As my career evolved, I owned and managed practices in Queensland, where I was born. I also did some work for the Fred Hollows Foundation, serving remote and regional communities throughout the state, including Cape York and Torres Strait Island indigenous communities.

But in 2006, I made a pivotal decision – I sold up, and embarked on a new chapter by relocating to Hobart. It was a momentous move that would reshape our lives for the better. I’m fortunate to be say that my wife Natalie, and our two remarkable teenage boys, now call Tasmania home.

Our practice was originally located within Elizabeth Hope Priceline Pharmacy. However, it wasn’t long before we found our permanent home, the one that defines Martin’s Eyecare today. Since 2009, we’ve been serving patients from our current location, nestled in the heart of the Glenorchy shopping precinct.

In 2023, Adam Barresi joined our team. Adam graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Melbourne in 2021 and gained valuable experience in full-scope optometry in rural Mildura, collaborating closely with ophthalmologists. He brings expertise in complex contact lenses, orthokeratology, pediatric optometry, and the management of various eye conditions.

As an eye care professional I take seriously my responsibility to educate our local community. I frequently attend local events and speak about how important it is to take proper care of eyesight and answer all kinds of questions about how to maintain healthy eyes.

Serving Glenorchy City and Surrounding Areas

Martin’s Eyecare attracts patient’s from all over Tasmania. In fact we have some regular patients who travel all the way down from Launceston for the unique eye care services we can provide.

But we have a special connection with Glenorchy City and communities within:

  • Glenorchy CBD is easily accessible, with ample parking facilities and convenient public transportation links. Its strategic location makes it a central point of connection for residents from Glenorchy and the surrounding northern Hobart suburbs, making it not only a shopping destination but also a hub of community life in the region.
  • Moonah, neighboring Glenorchy, boasts a diverse cultural scene and is known for its vibrant retail precinct. It’s a place where the old meets the new. With landmarks like the Moonah Arts Centre and the enticing array of restaurants, Moonah is a reflection of the eclectic tastes of its residents.
  • New Town, with its historical charm and leafy streets, is another neighborhood that Martin’s Eyecare serves. This suburb, steeped in history, is home to iconic structures like St. John’s Church and charming shops that dot the main streets.
  • Montrose, nestled by the Derwent River, offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. We love its natural beauty and water views.
  • Claremont, with its tight-knit community, is another township where Martin’s Eyecare extends its support. Its local shops exude a warm, welcoming atmosphere – principles also deeply ingrained in our practice.
  • Derwent Park is an industrial suburb on the banks of the Derwent River, known for its vibrant, hardworking community. One unique feature is the Derwent Entertainment Centre, a major concert and entertainment venue that draws crowds from across Tasmania.
  • Lutana exudes a suburban charm, with quiet streets and a close-knit neighborhood feel. The Moonah Links Golf Course, nestled nearby, offers both seasoned and novice golfers a picturesque setting to enjoy their favorite sport.
  • Goodwood is a peaceful residential area known for its leafy streets and welcoming atmosphere. A standout feature is the Tasmanian Transport Museum, where visitors can explore a fascinating collection of vintage vehicles and gain insight into the region’s transportation history.
  • Rosetta is another picturesque riverside suburb characterized by its beautiful water views and tranquil ambiance. The renowned MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), one of Tasmania’s premier cultural destinations, is a short journey away.
  • Berriedale is a stunning riverside location with scenic vistas, offering residents and visitors a peaceful retreat along the Derwent River. We love Berriedale Bay, where boating enthusiasts can embark on picturesque journeys.
  • Chigwell offers a mix of suburban living and natural beauty, with its proximity to the Wellington Park Reserve. The Zig Zag Track, a historic railway walk, provides visitors with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Austins Ferry, along the western shore of the Derwent River, is a tranquil riverside location. One of its distinctive features is the historic St. Matthias’ Anglican Church, a charming testament to the area’s rich heritage.

Martin’s Eyecare are Glenorchy focused optometrists who are proud to serve the local area and its local people.


Glenorchy Optometrist With a Difference

What truly sets Martin’s Eyecare apart is our status as one of only two completely independent optometrists in southern Tasmania. We can offer a level of personalized care that’s second to none, unrestricted by corporate KPI targets or bound by profit driven optometry franchise policies.

We ensure that eye examinations allow sufficient time to learn about our patients, their eye health history, and their specific eye care needs. We offer a comprehensive range of eye tests, including assessments for glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetes retinopathy.

Martin’s Eyecare also can provide innovative dry eye analysis using our Oculus Keratograph tear analysis equipment from Germany – diagnostic equipment that is exclusive to our practice, here within Tasmania.

And being independent means we can also offer rare and exclusive designer brands to our patients. When you visit our optical store you’ll enjoy an extensive range of over 800 frame choices. We stock some imported brands that you simply won’t find anywhere else in Tasmania, but most of our lenses are sourced from Australian family owned manufacturers. We try to support local jobs whenever possible, without compromising on quality.

From frames to lenses to lens enhancements, there’s something to suit every preference and budget at our Glenorchy optometrist practice.



In conclusion, Martin’s Eyecare stands as a beacon of eye care excellence in Glenorchy and surrounding communities. With a legacy dating back to 2009, we are committed to independent, personalized care, and providing a comprehensive range of products and services.

We strive every day to be the go-to choice for anyone seeking top-notch eye care with a Glenorchy community focused optometrist.


Book your eye care appointment with us today at Martin’s Eyecare.

Call (03) 6272 8423 or use the “Book Appointment” button on our home page.

– Martin Robinson, Optometrist & Owner.